Saturday, July 11, 2009

Home Builder in Arizona is Building All Homes With Solar Panels

Its at Encanterra, a new golf-resort community in San Tan Valley near Queen Creek, that is doing something still unusual in Arizona — including rooftop photovoltaic systems as a standard feature on their new homes.

It’s not just an option. Since last August, anyone buying a home in the community at Combs and Gantzel roads got solar energy as part of the deal.

A total of 24 of the solar electric systems, which convert sunlight into electricity, have been completed in the community, according to American Solar Electric, a Scottsdale-based subcontractor that is installing the systems. They are churning out a collective 85 kilowatts of electricity to power the houses.

Another 38 are under construction, which will bring the community’s total generating capacity to 215 kilowatts when completed.

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The bottom line is ...

hopefully more builders will adopt the technology once consumers start to expect it.

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